George Mason University Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(3.88 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 332 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 8 more
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 33,929 (23,066 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 62% part-time, 38% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $13,304 in-state; $31,424 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2015

George Mason has a solid reputation for quality academic experience and excellent networking potential for students who take advantage of the proximity to the capital's resources. Internship "courses" are built into the Art History curriculum, as well as Museum Studies opportunities. The Art History and History Departments are closely engaged, and offer classes applicable to both tracks of study. Regrettably, GMU only offers a Masters Degree in Art History. However, my experience with the faculty gives me confidence in my chances to secure a position in a PhD program upon completion of my M.A.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

I have very much enjoyed my time at GMU. I would recommend this school to everyone :)
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Special Education
Graduation Year: 2014

I am so very lucky to be a part of George Mason University's Special Education Graduate Program. Built into the masters is your certification to teach in Virginia. One of the best things about it is that every teacher I have had so far has also been a K-12 special education teacher in one of Virginia's wonderful school counties so we wind up having a lot of connections to multiple schools and districts. All of the classes align perfectly with what we need to know for our work in the field. It even gets into teaching how to communicate effectively with your coworkers and the students' parents. The only downfall is that often times, it is easiest to take classes over the summer (being that as teachers we have off that time) but the summer semester has us double booked for about three weeks before the public school systems in VA let out. It also can be frustrating because the college's Spring Break doesn't align with the surrounding school counties Spring Break so we wind up having to take a week off of work or a week off of school in order to have a spring vacation.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014

GMU earned very high credits for its academic programs and high quality of teaching and learning in recent years. Its campuses are safe and conveniently located. The program that I am attending consists of two fields: Organization Development (OD) and Knowledge Management (KM). What I like about program is that it maintains a balance between theoretical and practical contents of the fields.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

The best thing about my graduate program is that the majority of the classes have been online/distance learning, which makes it very convenient and I am able to keep working during school.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2014

Unlike professors with whom I've worked in other graduate programs, the CEHD professors provide immense support and guidance to students.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Educational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2015

Graduate program in Education is excellent value and experience The faculty are well established in their fields and their research guidance is invaluable!
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2014

I am a young middle manager with a lot of responsibility, this program is built to fit that lifestyle and still allow me to be successful in my education program! Very excited!
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2015

I believe that many are skeptical of the nature of Mason's peace operations program under public policy. I myself wonder if it is possible to become able to contribute in the developing world with mostly just academic exposure. I imagine the study abroad requirement is essential to understanding the difficulty of the field.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2014

Do note that the PhD program time limits are currently being reevaluated.
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